A Review on the movie Being Mrs Elliot
Starring: Omoni Oboli, Uru Eke, comedian Ay, Imeh Bishop Umoh, Lepacious Bose, Maji d Michele and a host of others.
Director: Omoni Oboli
After much fuss about this movie, I decided to give it a shot, and believe you me, I was not disappointed. Other than a few hiccups here and there, I must say it’s a commendable effort by Omoni Oboli.
The movie revolves around two women in a simple twist of fate, find their worlds colliding with each other in a maze of deception, lust, pain, jealousy and intrigues, their lives rearrange in ways they did not expect. Two women trying to run away from different issues, omoni plays the bossy stuck up Mrs Elliot, who with the advice of friends uses her very own hands in destroying what is left of her almost broken marriage, Uru on the other hand witnessed the murder of her fiancé and is on the run from his killers, they both meet at the airport, and the journey to an unexpected end begins. The question you keep asking yourself whilst seeing this movie is, will Mrs Elliot ever be able to build back her shattered marriage? How far can Uru run considering the killers have her most important details?
The cast of this movie did a fantastic job in delivering their roles, I must give special kudos to Majid Michele, the guy knows his onions, Omoni did a good job, considering she had to play two characters at some point, AY definitely is a ‘jack of all trade’ , I was a little sceptical about him but, ‘boy’’ he definitely surprised me, lepacious Bose is just a Natural in her role interpretation skills, Bishop IME and his unique style of comedy was good comic relief.
Being Mrs Elliot is a fantastic blend of intrigues, suspense, romance and comedy, and did I mention, it wasn’t the regular nollywood ‘ boy meets girl, next thing they are running round elegushi or some location with ice-cream and flowers (phew) kind of romance. It also wasn’t that predictable as well.
On the bad side, the picture quality was poor, and did the camera man have any personal beef with omonii? He just kept focusing on her pimple and how the makeup did a bad job trying to hide it. At some point, I thought the pimple had a role to play in the movie, don’t blame a girl for expecting so much, it was all up in my face. The Makeup on the other hand was just a little away from horrible; it missed it with a tiny inch. These hiccups can be overlooked considering it was a job well done by all the acts involved.
This movie was written, produced and directed by Nollywood actress Omoni Oboli, who has been married for 14 years and is blessed with three boys. Kudos to her.
Watch the Trailer below